MCTA News

Reminder: Apply to the DACF CARES Act E-Commerce Reimbursement Program (CFDA# 21.019) Today!

  Reminder: Apply to the DACF CARES Act E-Commerce Reimbursement Program (CFDA# 21.019) Today! The program is open to Maine farm businesses that have incurred unanticipated expenses directly related to e-commerce infrastructure purchases or subscriptions between March 1 and December 18, 2020. This is a reimbursement program (up to $5,000 per applicant) covering costs including […]


The MCTA growers doing a great job at the Blaine House

Blaine House Trees 2020


Maine Christmas Tree Video

Merry Christmas everyone, here is the link to the brand new video created by Matt Quinn for AGCOM and MCTA. This video is to be presented to the legislators to promote the importance of the Christmas Tree industry in Maine. Matt Quinn an MCTA farm member in Cornville, Me. does a video series for his […]


Phase two economic recovery grant

Reminder: Economic Recovery Grant, deadline reminder, application assistance Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 10/26/2020 05:11 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. APPLY FOR A PHASE TWO ECONOMIC RECOVERY GRANT Reminder that the deadline to apply is this Thursday, October 29, 2020, 11:59 […]


Crop insurance press release

October 23, 2020 by Chris HowardCrop Insurance Press Release for immediate distribution:PRF Insurance Comment Period OPEN FOR 2 MORE WEEKS ONLY:Here is the link to a USDA news release about a public comment period on Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance. The comment period is open until November 5, 2020. Comments can be submitted via email […]


Plans for a Virtual 2021 Maine Agricultural Trades Show

 Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Announces Plans for a Virtual 2021 Maine Agricultural Trades Show Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 09/29/2020 04:34 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 29, 2020 Contact: Jim Britt  Department of Agriculture, Conservation and […]


Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses Found in Maine

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 29, 2020 Contact: Jim Britt Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses Found in MaineNo Live Spotted Lanternflies Found  AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Agricultural, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) today announced finding egg masses of the invasive spotted lanternfly (SLF) on trees in Maine […]


2021 Agricultural Trades Show, celebrating the resilience of our agricultural community

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 09/29/2020 01:55 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. September 29, 2020 Dear Friends: From shifting to online sales to going virtual for Open Farm Day, and from adjusting to socially distanced farmers’ markets to embracing new guidance […]


Phase two, Maine’s economic recovery grant program

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. ANNOUNCING PHASE TWO OF MAINE’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY GRANT PROGRAM Phase 2 is a new opportunity for business owners and nonprofit managers who were not able to apply in Phase 1 Maine businesses and nonprofits with up to 250 employees can apply for the newly announced Phase 2 […]


Forest & Shade Tree – Insect & Disease Conditions for Maine

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Insect & Disease Conditions Update Forest & Shade Tree – Insect & Disease Conditions for Maine September 25, 2020 Personnel Updates Girdled Ash Peeling Time Insects Diseases, Injuries and Environmental Issues Publications of Interest Calendar Personnel Updates Kaitlyn Whittemore joined the Forest Health and […]